David Miller is a state representative and mineral explorer in Wyoming. Rep. Miller was the architect of Wyoming’s House Bill 85, the so-called “Doomsday Bill,” which created a committee to study Wyoming’s response to a collapse of the US Federal Government. He is also the CEO of Strathmore Minerals, a uranium exploration and development company. Our conversation spans themes from across the entire project, from the transhumanism of Max More to the primitivism of John Zerzan to the scientific optimism of Ariel Waldman. This conversation also grows naturally out of the previous conversation with Joseph Tainter. Similar themes of debt and complexity arise and Rome makes another appearance, but the context is different this time. The episode concludes with Micah and Aengus discussing the role of facts in the project and if one can be a technological positivist without opening the door to transhumanism.
Artwork by Eleanor Davis.